IntelliTec College’s Grand Junction campus has continued to place an emphasis on community service this past year. This year, IntelliTec students participated in several projects aimed to serve and benefit the local community, and there are more community service-oriented projects planned for coming months.
IntelliTec’s Grand Junction campus has had a busy year, providing community service-oriented clinics and events throughout the local region. This year, Student Ambassadors sponsored a “Back to School Supply Drive,” dedicated to providing assistance to students who lack resources. The Back to School Supply Drive provided 18 full backpacks for children who needed assistance with back to school needs.
Dedication to local young students continued with IntelliTec students’ participation in the Rocky Mountain Service Head Start’s Health and Resource Fair. On August 10, 2019, IntelliTec supported RMSER’s mission of ‘promoting school readiness of children under 5 through education, health, social and other services.’ IntelliTec students assisted families in meeting the Head Start health mandates (physical exam, dental exam, hearing and vision screenings, etc.), by providing hearing and vision screenings as well as checking vitals, height, and weight. IntelliTec students also worked to connect families with community resources to better serve them.
Medical and Dental students at IntelliTec participated in other community outreach programs in 2019 as well. Dental and Medical students spent August 3rd in Paonia, CO, working with Remote Area Medical (https://www.ramusa.org) to operate a free vision, medical, and dental clinic to help underserved or uninsured people in rural Colorado. Students partnered with Medical and Dental professionals and were able to utilize skills learned in the classroom.
IntelliTec students also made a measurable contribution to the Good Samaritan Clinic, a free clinic that provides primary care, acute care, women’s health, and mental health services and is 100% volunteer staffed. This year, IntelliTec students and graduates filled 80% of the Good Samaritan Clinic’s staffing needs for phlebotomy, injections, ECG testing, and general clinical support.
IntelliTec plans to continue their community service outreach efforts with more events planned in upcoming months. On September 20, 2019 all programs at IntelliTec Grand Junction will be partnering with the Workforce Center to offer a Career Readiness Fair at our Cosmetology campus. At the fair, which is open to the community, students will be assisting with free hair cuts, professional head shots, interview attire examples, resume workshops and options for furthering their career.
On October 4 and 5, 2019, Dental students at IntelliTec will be going to help at the Colorado Mission Of Mercy (https://comom.org/), volunteering to help treat dental needs for no cost to the patient. During the clinic, patients will be given a health and dental evaluation, and then be provided with cleanings, fillings, root canals and extractions as needed. As with the other clinics IntelliTec has sponsored, students benefit from the practical application of the skills they have been training for, and the public benefits from the community service provided.
As a career-training institute, IntelliTec provides educational and training opportunities but also aims to encourage students to invest themselves and engage in their community. Cheryl Morris, Campus Director at IntelliTec’s Grand Junction campus, said “Community service has always been a core value here at IntelliTec in Grand Junction, and we are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community. These events not only benefit the community but give our students the opportunity to participate in real-life, hands-on activities that will enhance their overall experience here at IntelliTec.”
To learn more about IntelliTec College, and their community service outreach efforts, visit their website at https://intellitec.edu or call toll free 1-800-748-2282.
IntelliTec College strives to build a better community through hands-on career training at four campus locations in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo, Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico with Associate’s (Occupational) Degree programs and Certificate programs. Dependent on location, IntelliTec teaches Automotive Technician, Computer Systems Technician, Refrigeration and HVAC Technician, Cosmetology, Dental, Medical and Nursing Assistant and Massage Therapy programs. To schedule a career planning session or to learn more about hiring our graduates, visit www.intellitec.edu or call 1-800-748-2282. For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit http://www.intelliteccollege.com/consumer-information. For general information, please visit intellitec.edu.
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